MOTU 24 AO

USB 2.0 Audio Interface, AD Converter and Standalone Mixer

  • 72 Channels
  • Supported sample rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • 32-bit floating point format
  • 24 Line outputs 3 x SUB D-25 and 6 x 12-pin phoenix
  • 3 x ADAT in/out
  • Wordclock in/out
  • LCD display
  • Class compliant USB 2.0 connector compatible with USB 3 and iOS
  • Cat-5e Ethernet connector for AVB network (up to 5 MOTU AVB devices can be connected via optional MOTU AVB switch)
  • Integrated DSP with mixing function for 48 channels
  • 12 Stereo buses
  • Modulated analogue equaliser
  • Vintage compression
  • Gate and classic reverb
  • Flexible matrix for routing and splitting
  • Control via web browser
  • For Mac OSX 10.8 or higher
  • Format: 19" / 1 U
  • Includes MOTU AVB Discovery app for iOS, MOTU AVB Control web app, AudioDesk 4.0 (download)

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 64x64
Number of Mic Inputs 0
Number of Line Inputs 0
Number of Instrument Inputs 0
Number of Line Outs 24
Headphone Outs 0
Phantom power No
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 3
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 1
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 483 mm
Depth in mm 0 mm
Height in mm 44 mm
6 Customer Ratings:
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10.03.2017
We have screened all available multichannel audio interfaces for the best price per output channel (43 ¤ per channel). We were very lucky that it did turn out to be a MOTU ?

We use the device for multichannel 3D audio loudspeaker setups in combination with the MNTN 3D audio software. For this purpose, it's still not easy to find interfaces with enough output channels for a reasonable price.

For the audio quality, it's MOTU as we know it. No concerns for all the critical aspects. A minor thing is that it's hard to get started without taking a quick look at the manual. That's why we spend only four stars on usability. However, that's how we know MOTU devices, too. But still, it's almost plug-and-play.

A big plus is the possibility to combine up to 5 devices to end up with 120 output channels (=loudspeakers) from one single computer. The scalability not only counts for practical purposes, but also for the budget.

A minus: The ads on the MOTU product website did let us understand that the device could be connected to a Mac directly via ethernet cable. Until now, we couldn't figure out how that might work. However, USB works fine or course.

Here is an article comparing other multichannel audio interfaces to connect a bunch of loudspeakers to you computer: https://mntn.rocks/news/2016/06/16/how-you-connect-a-bunch-of-loudspeakers-to-your-computer
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  • Amount Of Channels: 72
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  • AD Conversion: Yes
  • DA Conversion: No
  • Number of Line Inputs: 0
  • Max. Resolution: 24 bit
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 0
  • Max. sampling rate: 192 kHz
  • Number of Line Outs: 24
  • S/PDIF Connecor: No
  • Headphone Outs: 0
  • Phantom power: No
  • AES/EBU Connector: No
  • ADAT: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 3
  • Word clock: Yes
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of analog inputs: 24
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Number of Analog Outputs: 0
  • Headphone connection: No
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Special Features: USB 2.0, AVB Network Connection
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 0 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
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  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
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  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
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  • Width in mm: 220 mm
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  • Height in mm: 45 mm
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